Arlene R. Nuwer (nee Ebert) Print
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Visitation:  No prior visitation.

Service:  FRIDAY, July 5, 2019:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 8:45 am at St. Gregory the Great Church, Williamsville.

NUWER - Arlene R. (nee Ebert)
June 13, 2019. Beloved wife of the
late Donald C. Nuwer, MD; loving
mother of Dr. Marc (Beverly), Mary
(James), David (Colleen), Nancy
(Frank), Lynn (Jeff), Karen (Dudley)
and James (Karen); grandmother of Dr.
Jamie, Charles (Samantha), Stephen,
Catherine, Rachel (Paul), Amelia,
George, Michael (Ashley), Peter,
Caroline, Julia, Anna, Bridget, and
Natalie; great-grandmother of Charles
and Elyse; sister of Jean Jackson. No
prior visitation. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated on Friday,
July 5th at 8:45 AM at St. Gregory the
Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Court,
Williamsville. Arrangements by the
DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC. Online
condolences may be shared at
www.thedietrichfuneralhome.com

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Marjorie W. Domroes (nee Weaver) Print
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Visitation:  WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019:  2-4 & 7-9 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:  THURSDAY, June 20, 2019:  A Funeral Service will be held at 1 pm at Amherst Lutheran Church, Williamsville.

DOMROES - Marjorie W.
“Marge” (nee Weaver)
June 16, 2019. Beloved wife of the late
Paul K. Domroes; beloved mother of
Jim (Angela), Eric (Sue Boyle), Brian
(Kelli), and the late Linda and Jeff
Domroes; grandmother of Connor,
Evan, Grant, Noah, Meghan, Faye,
Julia, J.J. and Gracie; also survived
by nieces and nephews. Family and
friends may call Wednesday from
2-4 and 7-9 PM at THE DIETRICH
FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480
Kensington Ave., Amherst. A Funeral
Service will be held on Thursday at 1
PM at the Amherst Lutheran Church,
5125 Main St., Williamsville. Please
assemble at church. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to the church
or the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY.
Online condolences may be shared at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

 

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Alice Slowinski (nee Zbyszewski) Print
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Visitation:  No prior visitation.

Service:  Funeral Services will be privately held.

SLOWINSKI - Alice
(nee Zbyszewski)
June 4, 2019, beloved wife of the late
Edward F. Slowinski; loving mother of
Marlene (Bo) Avnery, Andrea (Brian)
Casselberry and the late Edward M.
Slowinski; dear grandmother of Allyson
(Brian) Jobe, William (Nancy) Cook,
Austin and Spencer Casselberry;
great-grandmother of Paisley, Cora and
Harrison Jobe; also survived by nieces
and nephews. No prior visitation.
Funeral Services will be privately held.
Arrangements by DIETRICH FUNERAL
HOME, INC. Share condolences online
at www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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Martha A. Johns (nee Aranibar) Print
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Visitation:  SUNDAY, June 2, 2019:  2-4 & 7-9 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:  MONDAY, June 3, 2019:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am at Christ the King Church, Snyder.

JOHNS - Martha A.
(nee Aranibar)
May 29, 2019; beloved wife of the late
Frederick Johns; loving mother of Carl
and Mary Johns; dear grandmother of
Sarah, Megan, Eric and Michael; sister
of the late Lillian (Arthur) Merrill and
Edna (Eugene) Marks; also survived by
many nieces and nephews. Family and
friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and
7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL
HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave.,
Amherst, NY 142256. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Monday at 9:30 AM at Christ the King
Church, 30 Lamarck Dr., Amherst
14226. Please assemble at church.
Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials
may be made to Catholic Charities.
Online condolences may be shared on Saturday at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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Anne Offermann (nee Kinney) Print
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Visitation:  No prior visitation.

Service:  FRIDAY, June 7, 2019:  A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Universtiy Church, 3269 Main St., Buffalo NY.

OFFERMANN - Anne
(nee Kinney)
February 13, 2019, age 94, peacefully
surrounded by her family. Beloved
wife of the late Frank J. Offermann Jr.;
devoted mother of Francis J. “Bud”
(Molly) Offermann III, Barbara Anne
(Stephen) Townsend, and Geoffrey J.
(Lynda) Offermann; cherished Nana of
Justin, Aidan, Cole, Carley, and Sarah;
loving sister of Jane (late Joseph)
K. Svejkar and Kathleen (late Frank
“Buck”) K. Illig; loving aunt of many
nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass
will be held at St. Joseph University
Church, 3269 Main St., Buffalo 14214,
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10:30 AM.
Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial
donations may be made to the
Carmelite Monastery, 75 Carmel Rd.,
Buffalo, NY 14214. Arrangements by
REGER FUNERAL HOME, INC.

 

 

Aug. 15, 1924 – Feb. 13, 2019

When newlywed Anne Kinney Offermann was interviewed for a job managing speech pathology programs throughout Baltimore County, Md., the interviewer asked if she could drive.

She replied, "Of course."

She got the job. Then, said her daughter Barbara Offermann Townsend, "She went home and said to my father, 'I've got to learn to drive this weekend.' "

Her mother did learn to drive and held the job as lead teacher/coordinator for the Baltimore County special ed program, coordinating groundbreaking speech therapy classes, until the family returned to Western New York in 1951.

Mrs. Offermann died on Feb. 13, 2019, at age 94 after a period of declining health.

She was "very independent and a true 'modern' woman," her daughter said. "She was just amazing, she just did so much and was really smart and very science-oriented."

She was born in Buffalo on Aug. 15, 1924, the first child of Dr. James P. Kinney and Ethel (Stabel) Kinney, a registered nurse. Her father was chief of staff at Sisters Hospital in the 1940s.

Mrs. Offermann was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Amherst High School, in the class of 1941.

After three years at D'Youville College, she graduated in 1944 with a bachelor's degree in science. With friends, she then took a bus to Mexico City, where she enrolled in classes at the University of Mexico. She had studied Spanish in college and had an affinity for the culture, her daughter said.

Back in Western New York, Mrs. Offermann earned a master's degree in special education with a concentration in speech pathology from the University at Buffalo in 1946.

On a blind date, she met Frank J. Offermann Jr., whose father had owned the Buffalo Bisons until his death in 1935. The team's stadium at East Ferry Street and Michigan Avenue was later renamed Offermann Stadium.

On July 23, 1949, the pair married in St. Joseph's University, where she had been baptized, had her First Communion and been confirmed, her daughter said.

They moved to Baltimore while he attended Georgetown Law School, but returned and settled in Eggertsville in 1951. Mrs. Offermann taught full time at St. Mary's School for the Deaf until they started their family. She returned to work part time for several years after her children started school.

In 1960, they moved into a house on Beard Avenue where she lived the rest of her life.

The Offermanns enjoyed meeting travelers through World Hospitality, a national group that connected businessmen and businesswomen across the world for cultural exchanges. Mrs. Offermann enjoyed traveling well into her 80s. She and her husband took frequent ElderHostel trips, Barbara Offermann Townsend said.

Her daughter described Mrs. Offermann as "a lifelong yoga enthusiast," beginning in the late 1960s. She taught yoga classes at senior centers and at Bristol Homes in Buffalo.

She was a lifelong member of the Great Books Foundation.

Mrs. Offermann was a member of the Buffalo Garden Club from its inception. She planted some 3,000 spring daffodils at her home and received many citations from Buffalo in Bloom.

She belonged to the Buffalo Skating Club and the Buffalo Ski Club. She and her husband coordinated a Canisius High School spring break trip to Cervinia, Italy, in the 1970s.

Mr. Offermann died on July 18, 2013, after 63 years of marriage.

Besides her daughter, Mrs. Offermann is survived by two sons, Francis "Bud" J. III and Geoffrey J.; her sisters, Jane K. Svejkar and Kathleen K. Illig; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in June at St. Joseph's University Church, 3269 Main St.

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Roger J. Goergen, DDS Print
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Visitation:  MONDAY, May 20, 2019:  2-4 & 7-9 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:  TUESDAY, May 21, 2019:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am at Christ the King Church, Snyder.

GOERGEN - Roger J., DDS
May 17, 2019. Beloved
husband of the late
Jeanne M. (nee Cleary)
Goergen; loving father
of Joseph (Jacqueline)
and Mary Ellen J.
Goergen; dear
grandfather of Genevieve and Joseph
Goergen; brother of the late Richard
(Adele) Goergen; also survived by
nieces and nephews. Family and
friends may call on Monday from 2-4
and 7-9 PM at DIETRICH FUNERAL
HOME, INC., 2480 Kennsington Ave.,
Amherst, NY 14226. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Tuesday at 9:30 AM at Christ the King
Church, 30 Lamarck Dr., Amherst, NY
14226, please assemble at church.
Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials
may be made to, the Carmelite
Monastery or Hospice Buffalo. Online
condolences may be shared at
www.thedietrichfuneralhome.com

Dec. 27, 1925 – May 17, 2019

Dr. Roger J. Goergen, a retired dentist who helped write the ethics code for the Town of Amherst, died Friday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a short illness. He was 93.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Canisius High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Canisius College. He graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1947, and he served in the U.S. Naval Medicine and Dental Corps, attaining the rank of lieutenant. He earned the American Defense Service Medal and was named an honorary citizen of the Republic of Korea.

Dr. Goergen maintained a dental practice for 52 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Eighth District Dental Society and the New York State Dental Society.

A committeeman for the Amherst Conservative Party, he was chairman of the Amherst Government Study Committee and led its Subcommittee on Ethics, which updated the ethics code for the Town of Amherst in 1990. He subsequently was named to the town's first Board of Ethics, which administered and enforced the code.

Dr. Goergen's interests included history, travel and outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing and bird watching.

His wife, the former Jeanne M. Cleary, an elementary school teacher, died in 2007.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ellen; a son, Joseph; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, in Christ the King Catholic Church, 30 Lamarck Drive, Snyder.

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Eleanore J. Sweet (nee Feist) Print
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Visitation:  No prior visitation.

Service:  A Funeral Service was held privately by the family.

**Online condolences will be accessible on Sunday**

SWEET - Eleanore J. (nee Feist)
May 11, 2019. Beloved wife of the
late Frederick Sweet; loving mother of
Cynthia Sweet, Karen (Ricky) Kieffer
and the late Tim (Wendy Gibson) and
Pam Sweet; beloved grandmother of
Stephanie Kieffer; also survived by
nieces. No prior visitation. A Funeral
Service was held privately by the family.
Arrangements by THE DIETRICH
FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480
Kensington Ave., Amherst, NY. Online
condolences may be shared at
www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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